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mtcg16
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« Reply #60 on: Nov 5th, 2012, 10:19pm »
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Awesome, thanks Paul!!

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« Reply #61 on: Nov 6th, 2012, 9:28am »
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on Nov 5th, 2012, 9:53pm, TB_Diamond wrote:       (Click here for original message)
AP-2 about to cross the Genesee Street bridge in Geneva, NY on 21 July 1974.
 

 
I hope you don't mind, it was such an interesting picture that I just had to work it over to bring out some detail in the shadows...
 
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« Reply #62 on: Nov 6th, 2012, 2:03pm »
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Yep, the shot was extremely backlit. Would have taken me hours in the darkroom to make it come out right.

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« Reply #63 on: Jan 14th, 2014, 10:43pm »
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Found this photo of the LVRR Geneva Station at the Geneva Historical Society site. Their caption states, "Mr. Moxom, a photo technician stationed at Sampson Naval Training Station, took this photo of the Lehigh Valley Railroad depot in the 1940s. There's steam, there's internal combustion, there's a man-powered luggage cart - it has everything."

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« Reply #64 on: Jan 15th, 2014, 6:51am »
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Awesome!!

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« Reply #65 on: Jan 15th, 2014, 7:43am »
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I'm surprised to see that by the 1940's the whole platform canopy was already taken down. Just can't understand why they would do that.
 
Also, comparing the 1940's pic to 1970's... the chimney disappears, along with what looks like a skylight right nearby. The Station sign "GENEVA" is on the earlier view, moved to the East side of the building from the canopy when it was taken down.  
 
Additionally, painted onto the stonework, just right of the car's hood, is a message that reads:  
 
This Space Reserved
US Mail Truck
No Parking Here
 
Didn't notice THAT when we toured last spring!
 
 
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« Reply #66 on: Jan 15th, 2014, 9:06pm »
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Just saw Bruce Tracy today Bob and we are still talking about that station tour. Thanks for all the work making it happen.  Keith

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« Reply #67 on: Jan 15th, 2014, 10:21pm »
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Just saw Bruce Tracy today Bob and we are still talking about that station tour. Thanks for all the work making it happen.  Keith

 
Keith, I am so happy you all enjoyed it so much. I had always wanted to get inside too; We just got really lucky that Bob Fitzgerald (owner) was such a great host to us! And it is always fun getting together with all the guys here, and we gained a few more last year too!
 
I've been wondering what we are going to do this spring. Buffalo has been tossed around before; but I would really like to get a tour of Sayre. The yards, the station. Maybe Sayre-Towanda. I always like the trip down thru Odessa-VanEtten-Sayre. I know at least a few of us upstaters have never had a proper trip around Sayre before, maybe someone could get something started. I know this should be in the other thread, but it's just an idea thus far. I think a Sayre tour would probably be very well attended.
 
Maybe we could all stay in Mahoopany at Bednar's!  
 
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« Reply #68 on: Jan 15th, 2014, 10:26pm »
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I plan to be attending this years meet-up.......hated missing last year's fun. I wouldn't mind getting back to Sayre again and would even like to explore further east this year, too.
 
Nice shots of the station, Bob--thanks for posting them. Really like the 1940s shot.
 
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« Reply #69 on: Jan 17th, 2014, 8:19am »
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Bob:  
I too am still kicking myself a bit for missing last year's get-together (but 1,100 miles of distance does unfortunately lead to having to make those tough decisions!).  Will at least "seriously consider" making it this year (and maybe we all need to start lobbying TB to attend also when you get a date set).  Glad you guys all got to tour the Geneva depot and to see Steve Peck's incredible T-Burg layout project last year!
 
If Sayre indeed turns out to be the destination, I've been corresponding with an ex-LV gentleman on and off for about 10 years now, and he just happens to live in Sayre.  I suspect that he might be a good resource for local info, and may be willing to show the gang around a bit.  We can discuss that more later.
   Doug


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A 1901 view of Sherril St, Geneva with the LV Station looming at the end of the street. Geneva Historical Society

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